Testicular cancers

Specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Testicular cancer occurs when cancer cells in the testes, which are oval glands that produce sperm and the hormone testosterone in men between 15 and 35 are formed. It can occur in one or both testicles, and is more common in young men and those who had an abnormal testicular development and undescended testicle at birth, or if there are genetic background. Symptoms of testicular tumors are: a lump in the testicles or groin, pain and tenderness in the breast area. The main causes of the appearance of testicular cancer are genetic, because the testicle has not moved properly from the abdomen into the scrotum during their training. Furthermore, it also occurs in patients who have been subject to aggressive or toxic for long periods because of their work substances. This type of cancer has a cure statistics more than 90% if it is found early and treated by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.

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